Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jumping Around

We went out to the trampoline the other morning...I was interested to see how Allie would react because she had never been on it before. Caleb immediately started jumping and the grin on her face grew a mile. She laughed and laughed the entire time we were out there. I was horrified he was going to jump on her because he wasn't holding anything back but surprisingly he never did. She loved laying down and being bounced around while he jumped all around her.

They were obsessed with the ball while we were out there. Caleb eventually got tired of throwing and rolling it so we moved onto kicking...this kid scares me when he's like a line drive to the head!

I can't get over her tongue...I love the expression on her face with her itty bitty tongue sticking out!

And my baby jumping away. I'm not sure what was going on with my camera on this particular day but I couldn't get the settings quite right for some reason....a large number of the pictures I took came out blurry...these aren't the best quality but I wanted to keep them because I just love his face while he's jumping. I'm thinking another trip out there is necessary just to try and get the pictures captured appropriately.

Now I have a huge insecurity I suppose. Does anyone else out there take it personally when they lose followers? Please tell me I'm not insane and the only one that lets it get to them. I know I've been slow this summer...I haven't been posting as much as I have in the past and of course in all honestly my life really isn't all that interesting but for some reason when I log in and see that number go down it bothers me. I know I'm not blogging for others so it really shouldn't...I don't know why it does. I started blogging so I could remember things that happened in our everyday that one day when I actually had time to sit down and scrapbook again I would have things documented. I didn't start for the follower almost makes me hate that number. I've lost two in the past week and although I don't know who they were because for the life of me I can't figure it out I'll just move on. I'll try and brush it off and get past it :) Seriously okay I am always like's a flaw. I take everything so personally ALWAYS...I analyze everything and think it's an attack on me. I have it out now and I feel better....I ranted..I raved and I am refreshed :)


Alicia W. said...

We are wanting to get Brea a trampoline so bad. I really thought we would have done it last year but she was too little. This year though - it's on! So excited. Love the jumping pictures you got and I swear that little polka dot outfit has got to be the cutest!

I know what you mean about followers.. You win some you lose some.. I dropped the F bomb on my site a few times and I usually lose one or a few because of it. I just have to shrug it off because that's me and why be fake? Sure it's nice to have lot's of readers but it's even nicer to know that they actually read my blog and take me for who I am regardless if I post one week or skip two weeks. The true friends will be here regardless. Hope that helps! I'm not going anywhere sista! :)

Alicia W. said...

P.S Go ck out this photography blog. This is some really good poses for a big family.. I thought you would LOVE these ideas.

Stacy said...

She looks like she's having a blast on the!

Oh I wouldn't worry about people that chose not to follow. I'll keep reading:)

Windy said...

Love the pics:) Our kids beg for a trampoline every few weeks!
I used to worry about how many blog visitors I had and comments and all that stuff, but I had to get over it. I do this for friends and family mostly and if I make new friends along the way, it's great, but if not, I've learned to live with it:)

Just Jiff said...

You have WAAAAY more followers than I do. :)

But I think this year people are just busy. Maybe enjoying being able to go outside and enjoy the sunshine before we're all stuck inside this winter. :)

Lyr said...

These things are the coolest. Jayden loves them. The pictures are great!

♥Kim said...

Love the photos!

I feel the same way at times.
For instance Idk why, but I try writing for myself, but lately I've noticed a great increase in my followers box so I thought I would write about my life to my blogger friends, well sometimes I'm discouraged bc not everyone that I'm following leaves me a comment but I'm always leaving them one, and following.

I guess you can say I'm the type of person who "wasn't the popular" one in high school, etc. and I crave attention, but then I think I push it too far, and I aggravate others too much! Does this make since?!?

Do you feel this way at times?

At least you know I'm still here! ♥

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh yea, it DEFINITELY bothers me when I lose followers. You'll find the more you get, the more often you'll lose them. But you'll get kinda 'used to it'. I actually used to print out a list of all of my followers so I could see who left! But ya know, I would never admit that publicly. ha ha ha

Now I just don't care anymore. I love my followers and hope they enjoy my blog enough, but if not, it could just be that they're too busy! I get that, completely!

Loved the trampoline pics. They're all great!

McCrakensx4 said...

So much fun! If we had a trampoline, my boys would be on it everyday I imagine!! Love the action bouncing shots! So cool...

And I feel the same way about losing just have to move on or it will drive you nuts!

He & Me + 3 said...

How fun. they are so cute together.
I totally understand about the followers. I stress over it too, because I want to know if I offended someone or what. But like you said this blog is your is just nice to have people around commenting and sharing the ride with us. I am the same way. I hate to lose followers.

{Kimber} said...

found your blog through Alicia's...your little kiddies are adorable!! :)

Alicia said...

So adorable on the trampoline!!!!

Oh, and I know how you feel about the followers. It's easy to take it personal, but we really shouldn't.

But, I can tell ya, I'm not going anywhere!!

PropellerHeadMom said...

Cute photos! When my youngest sits in the middle of the trampoline and my oldest jumps around causing my youngest to bounce around, we call that popcorn. My youngest loves it!

I feel the same way about followers. I lost a couple about two weeks ago. I was so upset. I made it a point to visit at least 5 blogs that I had not visited before and leave comments. I ended up gaining some more followers by the end of that week. It made me feel much better and I also found some more great blogs to follow.

Veronica said...

The kids looked like they were having a fun time on the trampoline. My SIL and BIL have one and the girls love to get on it when we go to their house.

I know what you mean about being bothered with losing followers. That kinda stinks when it happens, but I what really matters to me more is having a great group of friends that I can support and that will be there for me as well.

I'm actually glad I don't have a million followers. Otherwise I would be stressed about not being able to be there for everyone as much as I would like. I already have a tough time keeping up with things!